What recent technological developments provide opportunities to improve the state’s indigent defense system in civil and criminal cases?

Michael Toth

Justice, Place 6


Access to our judicial system for all Texans, including indigent defendants, needs to be user-friendly. Courts must provide clear guidance and easy-to-follow forms that all parties can complete and file. More communication between trial and appellate courts as to what attorneys are ably representing indigent defendants is crucial. It is also important for the legal profession to find ways to match pro bono appellate attorneys with indigent defendants to ensure effective representation.